Reference Groups

Calling all leaders…

Are you passionate about helping to build resilient communities, empowered with the knowledge to use social media in emergency communications? Do you have experience in using social media in one of the categories below?

We are looking for people to join Wiki Reference Groups to help lead the content development, management and promotion of key areas of the wiki.

You will be joining a global emergency 2.0 wiki community of practice of leaders from the emergency sector, government, NGO, academia and business, collaborating on this critical and groundbreaking project.

Please bear in mind that our key focus is on developing practical guidelines that everyone can follow and encouraging collaboration!

Wiki Reference Groups (categories may change)
  • Emergency Preparation
  • Emergency Response
  • Emergency Recovery
  • Business Continuity
  • Crisis Communications
  • Employee Engagement
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Risk and Mitigation
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Accessibility
  • Recordkeeping
  • Research
  • Translations

We are looking for people who can contribute to these content areas who have experience from the following sectors:

  • Emergency sector
  • Government sector
  • Community/NGO sector
  • Education/Academia sector
  • Health sector
  • Business sector
Responsibilities (to be shared among the group)
  • Writing or supplying content (eg from blog posts, presentations, guidelines)
  • Adding resources/reference material
  • Peer reviewing content
  • Announcing when content is published and calling for input
  • Promoting the Wiki to your networks
  • Moderating discussions around content (including on LinkedIn Group and Twitter)
  • Adjudicating over editorial conflicts
  • Checking content links and providing additional formatting if required

NB: This is a list of responsibilities to be shared among the group members, with the understanding that members will gravitate to those responsibilities they feel more comfortable with.


We aim to recognise those who show leadership in helping develop this valuable resource. This would include:

Wiki Site
  • Members will be recognised on the Reference Groups page, with a link to their LinkedIn profile
  • Each page will have a ‘contributors box’ listing relevant Reference Groups, linking to the Reference Groups page.
  • Members are encouraged to promote the Emergency 2.0 Wiki and their role and input to its creation via their own websites and blogs
  • Members will also have the opportunity to ‘guest blog’ on the Wiki
  • Members are encouraged to share the message via all media channels (following our guidelines)
Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a reference group member, please email outlining which reference group/s you are interested in and a brief summary of the key areas of expertise you would like to bring to the subject. As well as your LinkedIn Profile, point us to examples of your work in this space such as:

  • Guidelines you’ve helped develop
  • Your blog/other blog articles/your twitter profile
  • Presentations, Case studies
  • Online Professional networks/groups you are an active member of
  • Anything else of interest

We’re looking forward to working with you!

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